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SRB SDAP Enl Bonus


Effective 11 June 2019, NAVADMIN 129/19 directs reduction in SRB award levels for 88 skillsets and closure of SRBs in 14 skillsets.  Similar policies will be in effect for managing these reductions and shutdowns as were implemented for previous reductions and shutdowns.  To receive the higher previous award level SRB for one of the affected skillsets, the reenlistment must occur on, or before, 10 July 2019. The lower SRB award level will apply to all reenlistments on, or after, 11 July 2019. If the SRB is being eliminated, reenlistments on, or after, 11 July 2019 will not have an SRB available.
All SRB requests must be submitted 35-120 days in advance of the requested reenlistment date.  If an SRB request was submitted early enough to still meet 35 days from the original date of request to the newly requested reenlistment date, then it may be possible to move the reenlistment and still receive an SRB.  To reenlist on 10 July 2019, an SRB request must have been received by BUPERS 328 on, or before, 06 June 2019 to meet 35 days.  The new reenlistment date must still remain within 180 days of the member’s EAOS unless the member meets early reenlistment criteria.  Contact the SRB Desk for concurrence and assistance in moving affected SRB requests that can be moved and still meet eligibility requirements. 
Receipt of a rejection message from BUPERS 328 for code 324, "Rating/NEC not eligible for SRB per current NAVADMIN," would indicate the previously requested SRB reenlistment no longer meets requirements due to the effective date of skillset shutdown.  For pending SRBs where the award level will go down, BOL will continue to show the higher award level.  This is not indicative of the award the member will receive.  Until the SRB request is viewed in OPINS, and queries the updated SRB table, the reflected values will remain incorrectly higher.  The SRB approval message will be correct.


Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program
OPNAVINST 1160.8B and the current SRB NAVADMIN govern the SRB Program.  Please refer to the NPC Reference Library/Messages/NAVADMINS for the most recent SRB NAVADMIN.  BUPERS 328 does not produce a cheat sheet or desk guide.  If you are using one, then it is likely does not reflect current policy and processes.  Work from the applicable source documents only.  When in doubt, ask BUPERS 328.        
Shutdowns and Reductions 
SRBs are re-enlistment incentives used to maintain desired manning in specific ratings and NEC'S.  SRB levels are subject to change in response to the needs of the Navy in managing community manning.  SRB Shutdowns may be managed by NAVADMIN or promulgated by memo.  You can view the status of all SRB shutdowns promulgated by memo by viewing the SRB Shutdown Addendum linked below.   




SRB Award Limitations
SRB ceiling caps are governed by the current SRB NAVADMIN and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1304.31.  In no case can an SRB exceed $100,000.00.  Current federal policy further limits SRBs to a maximum of $30,000.00 per year of additional obligated service (AOS).  This limit is not currently programmed into any corporate data system.  A manual intervention is required by BUPERS 328 to manually cap the SRB.  Any request exceeding this criteria will initially be rejected by BUPERS 328 until the SRB can be manually capped and approved.  The below linked table is provided as a tool to help determine the maximum SRB payable under the $30k cap broken down by months of AOS.



SRB Submission Guidance

SRB requests must be submitted between 35-120 days prior to reenlistment date via FORMAN / OPINS or CIMS(NSIPS).  An SRB request submitted greater than 120 days will not properly upload into OPINS and cannot be prescreened.  Requests passing the prescreening process will normally be processed for approval approximately one week prior to re-enlistment.  Once the request is approved, DFAS and the command will be notified via message traffic.  Any request failing to prescreen will be rejected and a message will be sent to the command.  Please refer to the POC section at the end of the current NAVADMIN for questions and concerns. 

35 Day Waiver Guidance 
SRB requests must be submitted at least 35 days prior to the reenlistment date.  A waiver request should be viewed as a significant course of action, and should be used in the rare case of Career Development Team oversight.  35 Day Waiver Requests must include the following IAW the below linked Decision Memorandum:
·         A CO endorsed request for a 35 Day Waiver on command letterhead
·         A copy of any reenlistment request chits and any other supporting documentation to help explain why the request could not be submitted on time
·         An ISIC endorsement to the CO’s request

          35 Day Waiver Letter Example  


Forward complete 35 Day Waiver request to ETNCM(SW/AW) James Gale at
INCENTIVE PAY <> and ensure the subject line states


Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR)Program

MILPERSMAN 1160-100 and Career School Listing (CSL)    

The STAR program offers career designation to first term enlisted members who enlist or reenlist and thereby become eligible for the following career incentives:

      • Guaranteed assignment to an appropriate Class “A” or “C” School (but not both).
      • Possible advancement from petty officer third class (PO3) to petty officer second class (PO2) upon completion of a Class “C” School or a Class “C” School package, which is listed in the Career Schools Listing (CSL), MILPERSMAN 1510-020, and the latest NAVADMIN in effect on date of reenlistment, if otherwise eligible.
      • Advancement to PO3 upon completion of Phase I of an Advanced Electronics Field (AEF) Class “A” School under automatic advancement procedures for the AEF program.
      •  Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB), if eligible (not guaranteed).

Must be on first enlistment, with more than 21 months active duty and less than 6 years active duty. Must also have above average performance.

Opens SRB window to one year prior to EAOS.

May result in automatic advancement to E-5 if school is listed on most current Career Schools Listing NAVADMIN on date of reenlistment.

SUBMITING STAR REQUEST:  Submitted via OPINS, DO NOT USE the 1306 via BOL (it does not provide all the data required to have data transferred into OPINS).  If CCC does not have access to OPINS, email the completed 1306/7 with the last three evaluation information filled in, last two PRTs annotated in the remarks, and Commanding Officer's signature to STAR Input POC.  



The career schools listing, which establishes specific eligibility requirements for automatic advancement via the Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR) program.  In keeping with the Navy's total force integration, these programs further the training of our high-quality Sailors and reward them for their valuable contributions.  This update supersedes all previous career schools listings.

    Click on the below Link to view the current CSL:

Effective: 18 October 2018 Career School Listing (CSL)

Point of Contact for CSL: HMCS Jason Marnne,




Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP)


                             SDAP POC:  PSC Kisha Granger at


The SDAP processing functionalities recently encountered an error during the
period of December 2018 to January 2019 that cause several SDAP transactions
to reject. We are advising commands and servicing PSDs to audit all SDAP
transactions submitted during the period of Oct 2018 to Jan 2019 to ensure
all transactions posted correctly in MMPA. If you see that a transaction was
rejected, please contact BUPERS 328 so that we can take action to correct
members pay. Please provide start/stop/change memo and ISIC endorsement
letter if requested start date exceeds 8 months.  

NAVADMIN 146/19 Released 01 July 2019

​Current SDAP Levels:


SDAP Pay Decision Logic Chart IAW NAVADMIN 139/18 Para. 6



OPNAVINST 1160.6 (series) and current SDAP NAVADMIN governs the SDAP program.

The NAVADMIN is directive in nature and applies to SDAP levels for both USN and FTS personnel.  Specific policy guidance associated with this plan, as well as assignments authorized to receive SDAP, are contained within.  Commands and servicing PSDs are responsible for administering all applicable changes to SDAP in accordance with referenced policy and this NAVADMIN.

SDAP is a monthly incentive pay used to entice qualified personnel to accept designated assignments and to sustain adequate manning levels.

In order to qualify for SDAP, member must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the Enlisted Distribution Verification Report. The NEC/Billet must be authorized on the current NAVADMIN. Member must hold the NEC or be filling billet type in order to qualify for SDAP and be authorized by the Command Officer.  The CO's signature verifies the command is not exceeding BA, member is working in a valid NEC/Billet type on the NAVADMIN, and holds the NEC (if paid based off of NEC vice Billet Type).




The Special Duty Assignment Pay Recertification is conducted annually to ensure commands are maintaining an accurate account of member’s eligibility for SDAP. 


The recertification begins with release of NAVADMIN 146/19 and must be received by BUPERS 328 by 31 August.


**NAVADMIN 146/19 released 01 July 2019 **


Commands will be able to download the spreadsheet that covers their respective UIC and verify the re-certification was received and correct.  Commands with subordinate commands are strongly encouraged to check on their tenant and subordinate commands. Please allow 5 to 10 days after submission for the webpage to be updated. 


Click on below link to view data

SDAP 2019 RECERT 11JUL19.pdfSDAP 2019 RECERT 11JUL19.pdf 

 ***If prompted for CAC cert hit cancel and it should pull up file***

                 ***Updated *** SDAP ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION UIC LISTING    

SRB/BCNR Opinions

OPNAVINST 1160.6 and MILPERSMAN governs.

Works with existing laws, legislation, regulations, and directives relating to Reenlistment/Enlistment Bonuses as they apply to the BCNR.

Is not a member of BCNR but writes advisory opinions on BCNR petitions and forwards to higher authority for signatures.

Provides technical advice on policy and procedures for submitting SRB related BCNR applications.


Phased Enlistment Bonus (Phased EB)


Phased EB Processing Checklist

Phased_EB is an enlistment bonus payable (in two ~ four installments depending on program guarantee) upon successful completion of the training pipeline as specified on the "Enlistment Guarantees" form (NAVCRUIT 1153/52 - Annex "A" to DD Form 4) in the member's enlistment contract.  OPNAVINST 1160.9, paragraph 14 discusses payment proceedures.

If the member does not complete their training pipeline (for any reason) - the member's servicing PSD will begin recoupment of any Phased_EB entitlements already received by the member.

View this flowchart that describes the payment calculations and the timeline for payment of Phased Enlistment Bonuses to be received by the member


Phased Enlistment Bonus Payout

Non-NUCLEAR Program Selectees NUCLEAR Program Selectees
No College Kicker Bonus * 100% EB payable at completion of training pipeline.  The single payment bonus is a standard bonus (i.e. not a "phased" bonus) and should be processed normally by the servicing PSD.
2 EB payments
  1. (NPS Completion): 33%
  2. (Training Pipeline Complete): remaining 67%
College Kicker Bonus Authorized *
2 EB payments
  1. (RTC completion): 20%
  2. (Training Pipeline Complete): 80%
3 EB payments
  1. (RTC completion): 20%
  2. (NPS completion): 27%
  3. (Training Pipeline Complete): remaining 53%


* indicated as an OPTION on Form 1133/52 "Annex to Form 4"


SRB/STAR/Phased EB/SDAP Information


Mailing Address

ATTN: (BUPERS 328) BLDG 453 RM 338
MILLINGTON, TN 38055-0003


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